UA Student Graphic Designers Strike Gold at the ADDYs

a group of award winners smiling.
front: Brittany Pitts, Caroline Jerome, Anna Sella, Veronica Morton, Cassandra Palmer, Jonathan Cumberland; back: Lucy Cook and Ally Thomasson show off their 2020 ADDYs. Not pictured are Shana Oshinskie and Rachel Williams.

UA studio art majors and minors won Gold and Silver American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) in the student category at this year’s American Advertising Federation of Tuscaloosa’s annual awards gala in February. In the professional category, UA art faculty members won Gold ADDYs and a senior BFA major won a Silver ADDY.

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition in the US. It attracts over 40,000 entries yearly in local chapters of the American Advertising Federation competitions. This is the first of a three-tier, national competition. These local winners will proceed to the second tier, to compete against winners from other local clubs in one of 15 district competitions. District winners then will be forwarded to the third tier, at the national stage level, with an awards ceremony in Palm Springs, California, in June.

Gold ADDY winners in the student category were: Lucy Cook, a senior BFA major in digital media, who also won a Judge’s Choice Award; Caroline Jerome, senior marketing major and studio art minor; and Ally Thomasson, a senior BFA major in digital media and painting, with a Spanish minor. All the student projects were completed in UA graphic design courses. Rachel Williams, a senior advertising major and studio art minor, won a Gold ADDY for three designs: as a designer in a project in a graphic design course and as an art director in two UA advertising projects.

Silver ADDY winners in the student category were Shana Oshinskie, a senior double major in American studies and studio art, Brittany Pitts, a junior double major in studio art and advertising, and Anna Sella, a senior BFA major in digital media and drawing.

In the professional category, Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland won a Gold ADDY and Instructor Cassandra Palmer shared a Gold ADDY with Veronica Morton.

Senior BFA major Anna Sella also won a Silver ADDY in the professional category for her designs for UA’s Culverhouse College of Business.

For information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, visit our Degree Programs page.